"There are 11 confirmed cases so far in 2019 (from CA (4 cases), MD, NE, NC, PA, TX, UT, and WV) out of 57 reports of PUIs.
CDC is not aware of any deaths in confirmed AFM cases with illness onsets in 2018 or 2019. We have learned of deaths in cases confirmed in previous years. We ask that health departments send information about every death of an AFM case to CDC."
There were many more cases in the 12 months of 2018, four in Alabama.